Find out more about NCVO staff who contribute to this blog site.
Sarah Gilbert, Senior Consultant with NCVO, works with charities across the sector to help them deliver more powerful and impactful campaigns. She chairs NCVO’s Certificate in Campaigning and is a member of the Campaigning Effectiveness Advisory Board.
Europe & International
Oliver Henman, Head of EU and International / Interim Head of Public Services & Partnerships, discusses civil society around the world: from the European Compact to Japanese non-profits. In his role at NCVO he has spearheaded the development of the European Network of National Civil Society Associations (ENNA).
Sara is the European Social Fund (ESF) Effectiveness Officer and works on the European Funding Network which provides advice and shares information on EU cohesion policy and European funding opportunities.
Chiara Butti, International Officer, coordinates the Building Bridges project that supports civil society in North Africa. Updates, advice and analysis on socio-political challenges and opportunities in the region.
Virag became the NCVO European and International Trainee in February 2013. She holds a BSc in European Studies which she completed in Budapest, and is enrolled on an MSc course (European Public Policy at UCL). Following her policy/advocacy work on social policies at a Brussels-based European organisation, Virag is now working on the Social Services, European Year of Citizens 2013 and the Balance of Competences Review.
Olof is Senior Consultant for NCVO and supports organisations to review their income strategy and earn income through public service delivery and trading activity. This includes providing bespoke advice, running training and designing tools and techniques for frontline and infrastructure organisations.
Ros works in NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project specialising in strategic income diversification and income management – particularly fundraising, relationships and marketing.
Policy & Research
Charlotte Ravenscroft is NCVO’s Head of Policy and Research. Charlotte’s main policy interests are around funding, public service delivery, and strengthening the evidence base for voluntary action. She has previously worked at the Big Lottery Fund and the Department for Education.
Chloe Stables, Parliamentary and Media Manager, reflects on the latest political developments affecting the voluntary and community sector including the upcoming 2015 General Election.
David Kane is a Senior Research Officer, leading on the quantitative analysis of data for NCVO’s work on the size and scope of civil society, and is an author of the UK Civil Society Almanac since 2008, the State and the Voluntary Sector and the UK Voluntary Sector Almanac 2007. David leads NCVO’s work on open data and our bespoke data services.
Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy, leads NCVO’s policy, research and campaigning work in the UK and internationally. With lead responsibility for shaping the external environment for the voluntary sector, he blogs about the big issues facing voluntary organisations.
Véronique Jochum, Research Manager blogs about the latest research from NCVO and other research related topics on civil society.
Ruth Breidenbach-Roe shares her thoughts on public services and the voluntary sector with a particular focus on commissioning in criminal justice.
Ramzi started at NCVO as a trainee in the Public Services and Partnerships team in January 2013, leading on NCVO’s Work Programme initiatives and running the work shadowing ‘Day in the Life…’ scheme.
Following its merger with Volunteering England, Dr Justin Davis Smith was appointed Executive Director, Volunteering and Development at NCVO. He was previously Chief Executive of Volunteering England and formerly Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research. He has over 20 years in the volunteering movement and has advised the UK Government, the World Bank and the United Nations on the development of volunteering policy.
Mike Locke, Head of Volunteering and Development at NCVO, discusses issues for the practice, organisation and development of volunteering.
Sharing good practice on partnership working and the Compact. Posts by Vicky Redding, Tom Elkins and staff from Compact Voice.
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